LARRY CARLSON, In Wind and Storm -The Only Ones Still Alive, collage and acrylic paint on paper, 20x26in., 2012.
On March 24, 2006, Galleri Loyal in Stockholm Sweden transformed itself into Welcome Home, a group exhibition which brought together the dynamic work of artists who chop up our culture and sew it all back together. Like ”ROBERT”, Justin Samson’s amazing life-size sasquatch-like creature, you also see it in the collages of Justin, Brian Belott and Larry Carlson, the poster art, drawings and comics of Mat Brinkman, Xander Marro, Ryan Riehle, Miles Huston, and Christopher Forgues. The skill and simplicity of their work crackles with imagery that makes you feel as though youve gotten a glimpse into the future using a 1980s time travel device.
Slide-show of “First Book of Magic” a handmade collage book by Larry Carlson and Brian Belott. Created by pasting elements over each page of the original publication, turning it into a unique artist’s book. This artwork and other collage art-books were on display at the show Book/Shelf at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from March 26 – July 7, 2008 and is now in the permanent collection.